Additional reporting by Larry Carroll
FROM SPLASH PAGE: Last week, "Watchmen" director Zack Snyder offered some advice for newcomers to the comic book series that provided source material for his most recent blockbuster (opening today): "Don't read it."
To be fair, he was simply suggesting that those who haven't read Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' celebrated comic book series wait until after seeing his adaptation of the aforementioned story to crack open the cover. For those of you going into Snyder’s film as well-versed “Watchmen” fanatics, however, we also got Zack’s thoughts on the one movie addition that he is most proud of, and the one graphic novel element that he found hardest to cut. (Beware: there are SPOILERS AHEAD!)
For the list of Zack Snyder's favorite "Watchmen" additions and elements he had to cut from the comic, head over to SplashPage.MTV.com.
Zack Snyder's blockbuster adaptation of "Watchmen" hits theaters at midnight tonight, capping off what feels like an eternity of anticipation. Yes, the story no comics fan ever expected to see on the big screen -- and some still don't want to see it there -- is finally hitting theaters, and if pre-release sales numbers are any indication, it's bringing crowds of ticket-holders with it!
We'll be posting our own review tomorrow, but in the meantime, we'd like to hear from all the "Watchmen" watchers out there! If you're seeing the film over the next few days -- and especially if you're seeing it at one of the midnight showings tonight -- turn on those webcams and record your reaction to the film, then upload it to YouRHere.mtv.com. We’ll be selecting some of the best to run on MTV.com!
To upload your video, simply click on “Create An Upload” (you’ll have to first register for a free account if you haven’t already). Make sure to tag your video as “Watchmen” so we can find it. Now turn on your cam, and geek out!
FROM SPLASH PAGE: In the grand scheme of movie news, it might take a backseat only to the “Arrested Development" movie. But other than that long-in-development translation, it’s hard to think of a more-anticipated great white whale than “Sin City 2.”
We’ve been harassing everyone from Mickey Rourke and Frank Miller to Robert Rodriguez and Alexis Bledel about the possible sequel, and even asked Angelina Jolie -- and she wasn’t even in the first film.
So, if for no other reason than to complete our collection, I figured I’d better ask the larger-than-my-house Michael Clarke. In real life, you’d be hard-pressed to find a nicer guy -- and the “Street Fighter” star was more than happy to add his name to the list of actors who’d love to return to the black, white and red world of the 2005 flick.
Read more about Michael Clarke Duncan and "Sin City 2” at SplashPage.MTV.com.
Have you seen those photos of James Franco undergoing a faux Bar Mitzvah at Harvard? Well so have we, so when we caught up with the "Pineapple Express" star on the Oscars red carpet, we gave him a hearty welcome into the tribe.
But that wasn't the only point of discussion; we also used our journalistic prowess to squeak out a confession that Franco's reading a book on...Celine Dion? Find out what we're talking about below, and then click here to see all of our red carpet Oscars coverage, featuring interviews with Robert Pattinson, Anne Hathaway and more.
We've announced our Greatest Movie Badasses of All Time and we've blogged about our Comic-Con panel which featured taped acceptance speeches from Clint Eastwood and Sigourney Weaver. Now we want to know what YOU think.
Take a look at the full ranking for our Greatest Movie Badasses list and then give us your reactions in the comments below. Disagree with our list? Upset that your favorite character didn't make the cut? Or maybe you just want to say thank you (hopefully that's the case). In any event, here's the list!
1. Dirty Harry
2. Ellen Ripley
3. John McClane
4. Mad Max
6. Sarah Connor
7. Pike Bishop
9. Boba Fett
10. John J. Rambo
There we have it, so give us your thoughts below!
New York Comic Con kicks off tomorrow, and that means MTV News is not only going to have regularly updated coverage of the show all weekend throughout MTV.com, but we'll also be on the floor and in the panel rooms bringing you news, previews, announcements and multimedia reports from our on-site MTV News Skybox at the convention center. Keep your eyes here on MTV Movies Blog, as well as Splash Page and our mecca of all things gaming, MTV's Multiplayer Blog, throughout the next three days of Comic Con for all the news as it happens.
Oh, and if you're at the show, here's a quick list of events where you'll be able to find your intrepid MTV News team: Read More...
FROM SPLASH PAGE: It's been six years since David Carradine's voice first introduced Quentin Tarantino's title villain to audiences in "Kill Bill." When the blockbuster pair of films blew up at the box office in 2003 and 2004, the director said his next installment of "Kill Bill" would be 10 years away, but it's also been reported that a potential anime prequel could be in the works.
"He planned an anime version of the life of Bill before the movie -- which would have to be anime because I’m not getting any younger," Carradine said recently in an interview with MTV News. "He’s also talking about two sequels to it."
For more of David Carradine's thoughts on the "Kill Bill" anime prequel and potential sequels, head over to SplashPage.MTV.com.
FROM SPLASH PAGE: Well, it looks like our skeptical take on last week's release of the "final" poster from "Watchmen" was half-right, at least -- and in this case, we couldn't be happier about that. Warner Bros. has provided Splash Page readers with an exclusive look at the new poster for the IMAX release of "Watchmen" (also on March 6).
Dr. Manhattan disassembling a tank in IMAX? Rorschach breaking fingers on the biggest of the big screens?
Count us in -- and check out a full-size version of the new "Watchmen" IMAX poster over at SplashPage.MTV.com.
The first official footage is finally out there for "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra" and now it's up to you. Is this first sneak peek making you scream "Yo Joe, that's awesome!" or "No Joe! What the hell?!?" The thirty second spot set for a worldwide broadcast debut tomorrow night during the Super Bowl is available via a sneak peak over at Coming Soon right now.
So what do you think? The characters are all there. Sienna Miller is a sultry baroness. That's for sure. But what about Channing Tatum as Duke? Dennis Quaid as Hawk? Christopher Eccleston as Destro? Clearly the action is big (the poor Eiffel Tower...) and yes, Snake Eyes does a cool flip or two but what's your sense of the story? Can this possibly deliver the live-action Joe adventure we've all craved for so long?
Don't hold back. Tell us what you think.
Last month, “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart made big news with the announcement that she’d soon be portraying another headstrong, no-nonsense tough girl with a disarming beauty and a wicked attitude: the one and only Joan Jett.
Recently we caught up with KStew at Sundance to get her thoughts on “New Moon" her upcoming film “Adventureland" and the biopic that will soon have her putting another dime in the jukebox, baby.
“I’m, like, vibrating,” grinned Stewart when we asked about “The Runaways,” a 1970’s-era flick about the influential all-girl rock band fronted by Jett and Lita Ford. “I’m just so excited about that movie.” Read More...